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From: Jim
Date: 8/20/00
Time: 7:17:44 PM
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I was in the 12th hour of a water deprivation test for d iabetes insipidus at the local ACU when the first of two responses occured, the second lasted about an hour, till they put a pint of fluid into me by IV. This is probably my 15th or so episode which I started having when I got cortisone shots regularily in my spine. For some procedures, cardiac catheterization and a cerviccal mylegram I got the responses even after a dose of atropine, both cases it took to more atropine to bring me around.

I know when they are happening and usually have to inform the doc, even during the cardiac catheterization.



From: Peepers


Your daughter needs to see a cardiologist or an electro physiologist (an EP doctor). Please do not put this off, I was diagnosed with this conditon in 1993. After receiving many medication trials and wearing a recorder I was given a dual chamber pacemaker in 1997 (I was 29 years old and the monther of two children) and have had so much relief. God Bless and Good Luck to you and your family.

This web site is not a substitute for a thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms.  Medical treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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